Prototype paint schemes

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by n-scaler-dude, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. n-scaler-dude

    n-scaler-dude Member

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    Not sure if this is the right board for this question, but here goes:

    I have a Bachmann 4-8-4 decorated with Santa Fe markings and I am considering re-painting and decorating it as a Frisco "Meteor". Is there a place on the web to find color photos or color diagrams of paint schemes for different railways?

    I have the book "Frisco Power", but it only shows b&w photos.:(
  2. BDC

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    I haven't looked, but you can try checking out George Elwood's site. He's got quite a number of pictures of locomotives.



    http://gelwood.railfan.net
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Try www.frisco.org/discus/ , when you get there go to prototype or model and ask. Hopefully someone there can help you.
  4. n-scaler-dude

    n-scaler-dude Member

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    Wow!, them are some great sites!

    Amazing what the net can hold. I just kind of got into all this and just about anything you need, as far as information goes, can be found on here.

    Unfortunately I didn't find exactly what I was looking for and the Frisco page doesn't look like it is maintained regularly, so I emailed what looks to be a major contributor to the page. Maybe he will be able to help me out.

    Thanks guys.
  5. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    There's also a "Fallen Flag Railroad Photos" website that would have pics of Frisco steam and diesel locos.
  6. n-scaler-dude

    n-scaler-dude Member

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    Well, haven't found any clor pic's yet, but I have found some b&w ones and a description of the colors.

    The basic colors are "zephyr" blue and white, with a red cab roof.

    Next questino...what color is "zephyr" blue? Is a standard railroad color or something?


    Also found out that the Frisco line was very proud of their steam loco's. At the end of each run they'd get a good stean cleaning, with kerosene, and paint touchup. There probably won't even be a need for me to weather them.:)
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid New Member

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